The Metro Tunnel Creative Program curates artworks and events to enhance Melbourne city life alongside the construction of the Metro Tunnel.
The Metro Tunnel Project is committed to a program of temporary creative works that contribute to offsetting the disruption across our worksites, keeping Melbourne a vibrant and attractive destination as we build this city-shaping project.
The focus of the program is to encourage community interaction with construction sites and support local businesses at the coalface between site boundaries and where city life begins. The program supports the objectives in the Metro Tunnel Creative Strategy.
Through tactical place making, cultural programming and attentive place management, our objectives are to:
- keep the city vibrant and moving
- think laterally about space and place
- remain quintessentially ‘Melbourne’ in our approach
- stay true to local character
- keep Melbourne liveable.
The Metro Tunnel Creative Program has been recognised in a number of awards categories.
- Gold, 2022 Melbourne Design Awards, for Albert Road Reserve Pop-up park in the Urban Design category
- Silver, 2022 Melbourne Design Awards, for the Huxleys’ ‘As camp as Christmas’ in the Pop-ups, display, exhibit and set design category
- Gold, 2021 Melbourne Design Awards, in the Urban Design category
- Silver, 2021 Gov Design Awards, in the Urban Design category
- Best in Class Accolade, 2020 Good Design Awards, in the Architectural Design: Urban Design and Public Spaces category, for outstanding design and innovation across our program
- Finalist, 2020 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards, for the program of works at our Parkville Precinct
- Silver, 2020 Melbourne Design Awards, in the Wayfinding category, for Weekdays Design Studio’s works at Town Hall Precinct
- Finalist, 2019 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards, for The Huxleys
- Finalist, 2019 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards, for Pretty Little Things
- Gold, A'Design Award, for Pretty Little Things.